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Kanban Inventory Management: How to Run a Kanban System

ProjectManager.com

Kanban is a visual tool that is ideal for managing inventory flow. It was developed about three-quarters of a century ago by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota.

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Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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How to Make Your Project Management Meetings Zing

ProjectManager.com

If you’re like every other project manager I have met, there’s a good chance you spend a lot of your time in meetings. And I shan’t rehearse all the arguments about why that time is valuable and how poor meeting practices can erode that value and turn a meeting into a liability.

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Risk Management: When All Hell Breaks Loose

Project Risk Coach

What would you do if all hell breaks loose in a critical company project that you are managing? You lose two of your best team members. Your budget is shot. A key stakeholder is breathing down your neck. Behind schedule by four weeks. You haven't slept well in two weeks.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

How to Track Percent Complete

Girl's Guide to PM

When you are trying to calculate percentage complete in a Gantt chart, you need to take into account various different figures, and get lots of information from other people. Or do you? There are simple ways to track percent complete on your project, so you know what to input into your software.

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The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders

The Digital Project Manager

At Hive, we’ve got a series called “7 Hours With” where we talk to leaders. The post The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Sponsored

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention. There have been manifestos for art movements, political movements and just about anything you can think of. More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. John Maxwell says, “All great leaders possess two things: They know here they are going, and they are able to persuade others to follow.”

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3 Mistakes Managers Make

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s human to make mistakes. And we spend so much time at work that it’s normal to make a few mistakes as part of the job. However, no one wants to be making mistakes. In this article I’m looking at three small-yet-mighty mistakes you might be making every day at work.

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification.

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Value stream mapping -- new or old?

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the "old days", we simply called it process mapping. Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add.

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10 Ways Project Sponsors Can Boost Project Success

Project Risk Coach

I often ask project managers the reasons for project failure. One of the top responses is a lack of leadership and sustained engagement by the project sponsor. The sponsor paints a fuzzy picture of what they want, throws it over the fence to the project manager, and goes on their merry way.

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DPM Podcast: How To Manage Stakeholders (with Kelly Suter)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: How To Manage Stakeholders (with Kelly Suter) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation.

PMP certification: How to ace the Project Management Professional exam

Moira Alexander

Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be challenging. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) , project professionals spend on average more than 35 hours preparing for the PMP exam.

Overcoming Status Quo Bias to Boost Productivity

ProjectManager.com

Some people push the envelope and others are happy to remain sealed in it, giving in to status quo bias. There’s probably a time and place for both, but when it comes to trying to work productively it’s better to try and see what’s around the corner than to stay put.

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Project Management Prepcast Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

Social media has been awash with info on the changes to the PMP exam that take effect in December. The CAPM exam changes in September. And my inbox has been full of people asking what they should do. My advice is if you know you want to do the PMP or CAPM exams, do it now before the changes come in.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Webinar: Simple Tactics To Transform Your Client Communications

The Digital Project Manager

Clients and stakeholders are a key part of your projects—and mastering your communication with them. The post Webinar: Simple Tactics To Transform Your Client Communications appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication Members Only Topics Webinars

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification.

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Unintended consequences of metrics

Musings on Project Management

In the online "Cross Talk -- Journal of Defense Software Engineering" for Sept Oct 2016 there is a an article entitled "Positive Influences and Unintended Consequences" by Rob Ashmore and Mike Standish of the U.K. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory On the general topic of metrics, they make the point that generally all metrics have unintended consequences. (No No news there; I think we. Project Management system engineering

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Statement of Work Template

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Before you start any project, it is crucial to have a statement of work (SOW). It details every step of the process, from activities and deliverables to the timetable. Capture all that data in our free statement of work template for Word by entering your email below. Download Now. Great!

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The silver lining on the people management cloud of project-oriented structures

Kiron Bondale

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The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. If you want to grow in your career, you need to show you can provide value. This is true no matter where you sit in an organization.

Project narrative

Musings on Project Management

Agile leans heavily on the idea of "the narrative" or "epoch"; other. methodologies speak of strategic outcomes and value statements. In any form there is the. inference of "the" narrative, as though there is only one arching aiming point for the project. Not so fast! Not all might agree; alas, there might be (are you ready for this?) disagreements regarding the value statement, narrative, or Project Management

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Executive Summary Template

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When you’re proposing a project, you need several documents to back up your proposal. An executive summary is a short overview that gives the elevator pitch that sums up the major points. Executive summaries are critical for getting projects approved and off the ground.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

What challenges do distributed teams pose to others?

Kiron Bondale

Face-to-face communication around a shared modeling surface such as a whiteboard is considered to be a highly effective method of creating shared understanding.

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What Is monday.com? Discover The Work Management Software For Teams

The Digital Project Manager

If you want your team to be more productive and motivated to do their best. The post What Is monday.com? Discover The Work Management Software For Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Communication & Collaboration Sponsored

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13 Reasons to Take up a Project Management Career

Online PM Courses

Why should you choose a project management career? It is an excellent choice, and here are 13 good reasons why you should. The post 13 Reasons to Take up a Project Management Career appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. FAQ Answers Project Management Career

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